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Catholic website says colleges aren’t for women: ‘Learn to be a wife and mother’

A Catholic website this week encouraged its readers not to allow their daughters to go to college because any young woman would be near sin and would “not learn to be a wife and mother.” In a Sunday article on the Fix the Family website, Raylan Alleman offers “6 Reasons…

Rick Santorum: I smoked pot in college

In an interview that aired on CNN Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told Piers Morgan that he had smoked marijuana while in college. “I admitted back when I was running for the Senate that when I was in college I smoked pot, and that was something I did…

Breitbart on liberalism: ‘As shallow a belief system as humanly possible’

Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart was interviewed by Right Wing News’ John Hawkins as a promo push for Breitbart’s new book, “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!” Breitbart had some choice comments about his liberal past (he helped Arianna Huffington launch The Huffington Post, and was recently banned…

Texas to pass bill allowing guns on college campuses

WASHINGTON – Texas is poised to approve a measure allowing college students and professors to carry guns on campus, an initiative with strong support in the state legislature that critics concede they probably can’t stop. The legislation has been championed by Gov. Rick Perry, co-sponsored by over half the lawmakers…

Most US students think Beethoven is a dog

Most young Americans entering university this year can’t write in cursive, think email is too slow, that Beethoven’s a dog and Michelangelo a computer virus, according to an annual list compiled by two academics at a US college. To students who will get their bachelor’s degrees in 2014, Czechoslovakia has…

Rand Paul denies college ‘kidnapping,’ but memory fuzzy on ‘Aqua Buddha’

Kentucky Senate hopeful Rand Paul turned to Fox News’ Neil Cavuto yesterday to deny a recent report from GQ that he’d kidnapped a teammate while attending Baylor University,and forced her to smoke marijuana. “I will categorically deny that I ever kidnapped anyone or forced anybody to use drugs,” Paul said.…

Rove recommends Obama consult academia, then slams academics

In the world of former Bush political adviser Karl Rove, “eggheads from academia” are either good or bad, depending on which position seems most opportune: even if it’s one, then the other mere moments later. That’s the take-away from a Friday Fox News segment which featured Rove falsely claiming the…

Sad milestone: Cost of US wars ‘passes $1 trillion’

The cost of the United States’ wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost taxpayers more than one trillion dollars, a Massachusetts nonprofit said Sunday, marking a grim milestone on the eve of the Memorial Day holiday. According to the group, the threshold was crossed Sunday at 10:06 am ET, based…

Palin compares hacking of her email to Watergate

If Godwin’s Law states that whoever first raises a comparison to Nazis in an online argument automatically “loses,” then there surely ought to be a similar rule for comparisons to Watergate. And if there was one, Sarah Palin would have just lost. Palin was elated on Friday when the college…

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